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Help direct me gents - quick wheel poll

Old 06-21-2017, 06:33 PM
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Evening everyone -
I'm new around here, thanks for the warm welcome, lot's of help already from a number of you via PM. I recently purchased a 2010 E61 with 73,000 miles on it and it's been in the shop for the last 3.5 weeks, dealer then indy shop but I brought it home today finally.

Time for new wheels.. after spending too much time searching for used OEM wheels I am close to pulling the trigger on 18 x8 BBS SR wheels in anthracite grey which are offered in ET44 and ET32.

My question please: Do I stay close to stock offset and get the 44 offset or will it look better if I get the 32 offset and move the wheels out the 11mm (from stock 43)?

I am planning on going with 235/45/18 tires unless I hear otherwise here. The reason is I live in MI and our roads are the worst so I really don't want a 40 profile @ 245/40/18. I have searched and it sounds like 245/45/18 would fit but Discount Tire Direct lists the 235/45/18 as a +1 option, so I was just trying to go with a documented certainty.

My car currently has stock OEM 17s.

Thanks all!
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:06 AM
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Assuming you have x drive as well (you mentioned stock 44).. go with 32, looks much better I don't have a wagon, but a sedan.. and I even pushed the rears out a bit more with spacers and it looks great. I'm running 19's and I swap from winter to summer wheels, but the ride will definitely be a bit more forgiving with the 45 profile, plus the wheel gap won't be so much.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:20 AM
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Thanks @rice_rocket88 . Yes, sorry, x-drive. I originally posted in the E61 forum and since all our E61s are x-drive I didn't specify but I understandably got moved to "wheels and tires" Stock is 43 offset.

What size are your tires? Do you think I am safe going with a 235/45/18 or 245/45/18 ? I want the 45 profile since our roads are so awful. Appreciate your reply!
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:23 AM
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I honestly can't remember the exact size.. but I think I'm running 245/40/19 and 12mm spacers in the rear with et32 rims (square setup)
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